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A Charmless "Threshold" with Virtual Desktops? Commented on: 2 weeks ago (August 7, 2014)

I think the charms functionality was a good idea poorly implemented. It was probably ok for touch (I have limited experience here) but with the desktop, it was too easy to activate accidentally...

WPC 2014: Microsoft's Chromebook Counterattack Commented on: 5 weeks ago (July 18, 2014)

The market share is tiny, but it's not as relevant as it looks. Since every PC is a chrome-capable PC, it's not the indicator that it used to be for PC vs Mac.

Most of the PC sales are in...

WPC 2014: Microsoft's Android Counterattack Commented on: 5 weeks ago (July 17, 2014)

I don't like this post in the sense that it's an obsolete view of the market. MS's real competitors include Valve and Amazon.

Where are the consumer services that you would build a 7"...

Nokia X'd: Microsoft Goes All In on Windows Phone Commented on: 5 weeks ago (July 17, 2014)

This comment shows a real problem. They aren't separate things. Nokia X was a Microsoft platform. Microsoft is an OEM and they need to sell hardware. I don't think their product line...

With SDK Release, a Better Understanding of Windows IoT Commented on: 6 weeks ago (July 12, 2014)

Many applications are not performant, which is why Python is used so often on the FOSS side with things like Pi. For example, a thermostat needs to respond in seconds, not milliseconds. A garage...

Report: Windows, PCs to Rebound in 2015 Commented on: 6 weeks ago (July 8, 2014)

Most consumers most of the time didn't pay that much for Windows apps. Piracy, shareware and for the LAST DECADE web-based apps mean that most 'normals' never paid a significant amount for...

Plan B for Windows Phone? Commented on: 6 weeks ago (July 8, 2014)

Seeing Paul sketch out a future where windows Phone becomes the OS/2 to Android's Windows 95 is jarring.

I think the difference between WP and Android/X from Microsoft's pov is that WP...

One Year of Lumia 1020 Commented on: 6 weeks ago (July 7, 2014)

From the man who literally wrote the book(s) on Windows:
"I wipe out my PCs like it's a monthly holiday,"


I haven't noticed any issues on my Windows 8 daily driver, but...

Google Chrome Goes 64-Bit on Windows Commented on: 11 weeks ago (June 6, 2014)

I noticed the same thing on my work machine. Too bad it's 32bit, so it can't benefit.

Surface Pro 3: Battery Life, Part 1 Commented on: 12 weeks ago (May 30, 2014)

I know the 3 isn't released yet, so no need to flip out, but MS, after all, is supposed to show the OEMs how it's done. While every device has quirks, it looks like Surface Pro 2 had sleep issues...

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